Natalie Browning, 24, boarded a flight from Virginia and traveled 800 miles to see her 94-year-old grandfather Nelson May, who is based in Florida, according to a report from South West News Service (SWNS).
The young bride made it a point to see her grandpa after she found out he wouldn’t be able to make it to her wedding due to his health, according to a Facebook post she shared with family and friends.
Two weeks before the big day, Browning’s grandfather suffered a stroke and was unable to travel, SWNS reported.
On Aug. 1, Browning packed up her wedding dress and essential supplies and traveled to her grandfather’s Florida home. She did her makeup at the airport and carried her dress in a pink garment bag until her arrival — all of which she documented in a Facebook video.
When she arrived at her grandfather’s home, Browning donned her wedding dress and the pair shared a dance.
"For months he'd been so excited to dance with me on my wedding night and I'm just so happy that I was able to give him that experience," Browning told SWNS. "I don't get to see him very often so it truly was a special day."
Browning, who is a jeweler based in Virginia Beach, told Fox News she is grateful she had an opportunity to make her grandpa smile.
"I run a small jewelry business called Of Great Value that is centered around reminding people that they are deeply valuable," she said. "I've been trying to implement that belief more in my own life and wanted my grandpa to know that he is incredibly valuable to me, and even though he was unable to come to my wedding, that the dance he so desired to have with me was valuable too. So, we made it happen."
Browning married her husband Cooper on June 27.